Will you be getting the Pixel Tablet?

Bla1ze

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Google just announced the Pixel Tablet and it seems like a pretty compelling package for $499 all things considered. I haven't bought an Android tablet in years as I always found the apps to be jankier on tablets (that might have changed over the years), but is anyone considering picking this one up?
  • The tablet delivers an 11-inch LCD display with Chromecast built directly into the device.
  • With its Tensor G2 chip, the Pixel Tablet can support multiple running apps, split-screen, and multitasking.
  • The Pixel Tablet starts at $499 with its charging dock included in Hazel, Porcelain, and in the U.S. only, Rose (preorders begin today).
 

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Most definitely! But I'm going to wait until it's at Best Buy so I can use my Discover Card cashback rewards, as well as get it under my Totaltech membership for insurance coverage.
 
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I'm debating it. I liked the Hazel, mainly for the black bezels, but it's already out of stock for the 256 version. I'm not sure I could do the 128.
 
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I'm debating it. I liked the Hazel, mainly for the black bezels, but it's already out of stock for the 256 version. I'm not sure I could do the 128.
Would 128 GB be too little for the apps you want to install, or are you thinking of keeping lots of photos, music, and/or videos saved locally?
 

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I just ordered a hazel tablet. Like I mentioned previously my main motivation for getting this is a larger home hub when the tablet is in the dock and the dual user support. I can use it when needed and load my Google account, or my wife can use it when needed and it loads her Google account. Definitely a want and not a need. I wish they priced this lower, but it is what it is. At least I got $130 off via store credit and a Pixel referral coupon code.
 

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I bought a new Samsung tablet, 6 months ago, so NO :rolleyes:.

Had google launched this last year, I would probably have been a customer. The lower price and obvious absence of the unwanted Samsung apps would have tipped the balance.
 
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I preordered it, but here in Germany the 256Gb model costs 799€..
That's a lot of money for the Pixel tablet. I hope it will be worth it. I am especially interested in the dock/hub function.
I have been using iPads since I can remember, but want something new and fresh. Tired of iPadOS..
 

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Even at US prices, it seems like too much money for the capabilities. The Samsungs look like better deals. I've been an iPad user for a long time, primarily because I'm a lifelong Mac user and the iPad naturally integrates with my Macs better than anything else. I've been looking at Microsoft Surface tablets lately too. But talk about pricy!

I will at least wait until you maniacs living on the bleeding edge of technology, buying 1st gen Pixel tablets, have some hands-on experience with this tablet. Right now. my iPad is doing a great job of home automation integration with my Nest Hello doorbell, smoke alarms, and cameras. I'm taking a wait-and-see approach to the Pixel tablet.
 
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Even at US prices, it seems like too much money for the capabilities. The Samsungs look like better deals. I've been an iPad user for a long time, primarily because I'm a lifelong Mac user and the iPad naturally integrates with my Macs better than anything else. I've been looking at Microsoft Surface tablets lately too. But talk about pricy!

I will at least wait until you maniacs living on the bleeding edge of technology, buying 1st gen Pixel tablets, have some hands-on experience with this tablet. Right now. my iPad is doing a great job of home automation integration with my Nest Hello doorbell, smoke alarms, and cameras. I'm taking a wait-and-see approach to the Pixel tablet.
I'd caution you about the Surface tablet line. My wife has a Surface Pro 3 and Pro 4, and both have had BSOD problems as well as hardware issues including screen flicker and sudden shutdowns, which have been shown to be fairly common. A friend of mine also had problems with his Surface Pro 7, which just outright failed.